Pillar Point Harbor
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 67%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Green Travelers
- 67%Budget Travelers
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- Pillar Point HarborMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
A great place to take the kids. Fishing boats, fresh fish and even a sea lion under the jetty, poking around for fish. Walk down the jetty and signboards will tell you about the fresh catch of the day.Recommended for:
- Pillar Point HarborMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to Review
LABOR DAY 2014 UPDATE
After a very nice leisurely Lunch, at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, we walked over to the Pillar Point Harbor. It was fun and relaxing to look at the boats, watch some of the dock-side fish sales, and watch our fellow travelers meander through their day. Life is good.
Gayle and I decided to drive to the coast on New Years Day as a walk along the beach appealed to both of us on this first day of 20-10.
We had a nice lunch at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and then took our dog (Yogi) our for a long walk. We strolled along the harbor, through all boat storage and repair places off the water, up the road towards the Air Force Station, and then right up the hill for stunning views of the ocean in front and the harbor behind. The surf was also fairly "angry" today and you could tell on the drive up that the surfers were out and ready.
- Pillar Point HarborMember ofFamily Travelers
Even when foggy this is a great hike between two sets of restaurant satellites. Great place for young kids starting to hike. Views are breathtaking and the weather can change unpredictably so bring a sweater.Recommended for:
- Pillar Point HarborMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2
I love the harbor and the pier and the opportunity to buy fish and crabs fresh off the boat. I don't care for the restaurants surrounding the harbor - most of whom rely on their location rather than their food to entice customers.Recommended for:
- Pillar Point HarborMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2First to Review
This is a real working fishing harbor. You can walk the fishing pier and buy crab or salmon from the fisherman in season for less than at a supermarket, and look at all the working fishing boats and some of the interesting pleasure boats too. A new addition to the harbor is the restored fishing boat Irene, now giving harbor tours. If you've got the gear you can fish from the in-harbor fishing pier. Tours leave from the harbor for whale watching, and pelagic birding.Recommended for:
- Pillar Point HarborMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5
a very calm cove that houses a marina and kayak rental booth, Pillar Point Harbor also offers fishing and crabing (the freelance type) off of its pier. Fun to watch the pier fishermen do their thing.